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02/21/19 7:00 pm
Margaret of Cortona, penitent, was born in Loviana in Tuscany in 1247. Her father was a small farmer. Margaret's mother died when she was seven years ...Read More
02/20/19 7:00 pm
Bishop and martyr. The bishop of Scythopolis in Galilee. He attended the Council of Chalcedon (451) and took part in the complete triumph of the ...Read More
02/19/19 7:00 pm
Wulfric (d. 1154) + hermit and miracle worker. Born at Compton Martin, near Bristol, England, he became a priest and was excessively materialistic ...Read More
02/21/19 6:54 pm
With the wish to understand that 'man does not enter into truth' (Saint Augustin).
The post Archbishop Follo: To learn the Logic of Love appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
02/21/19 6:22 pm
The post Cameroon: 170 Students of Catholic School Kidnapped, then Freed appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
02/21/19 6:05 pm
'Knowing their pain and healing their wounds is at the core of the shepherd's task.'
The post Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle: The Smell of the Sheep appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
02/21/19 5:15 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Evandro Inetti, poolBy Junno Arocho EstevesVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is a call for bishops to unmask the deep-seated clericalism that placed protection of the institution of the church above the sufferings of victims, said the head of the council of Latin American bishops.
Addressing Pope Francis and nearly 190 representatives of the world's bishops and religious orders Feb. 21, Colombian Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota, president of the council known as CELAM, said that bishops must recognize that "serious errors" in the exercise of authority have "increased the severity of the crisis."Read More
02/21/19 3:30 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob RollerBy WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Laypeople must be involved in a "more meaningful and influential role" to help Catholic bishops create "an environment of safety within the church," the chairman of the National Review Board said in an opinion piece published by The Boston Globe.
Writing Feb. 19, two days before Pope Francis convened an unprecedented four-day gathering of bishops from around the world to discuss the protection of minors in the church, Francesco Cesareo said the heightened role of laity would assist bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse.Read More
02/21/19 3:04 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Evandro Inetti, poolBy Junno Arocho EstevesVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "Every time I refused to have sex with him, he would beat me," an abuse survivor from Africa told Pope Francis and bishops attending the Vatican summit on child protection and the abuse crisis.
The meeting began Feb. 21 with the harrowing stories of survivors of sexual abuse, cover-up and rejection by church officials.Read More